Registration for the First Minister's Reading Challenge is now closed for 202223. 

We believe that reading has the power to change lives and that developing a love of reading in childhood can have a huge impact on educational attainment and future wellbeing. 

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to help children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18 develop a love of reading. We’re supporting schools, libraries and communities across Scotland to kickstart their reading journeys and give every child in Scotland the opportunity to experience the benefits – and the fun – of reading for pleasure. 

Find out more about taking part in the First Minister's Reading Challenge:

Get the resources and support you need to promote reading in your school or community

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